Margaret A. Hays

March 27, 1931April 9, 2019

Margaret Hays, age 88, of Gardendale, Alabama passed away on Tuesday April 9, 2019. Margaret was born March 27, 1931 to Annie Adams and Bill Adams.

Margaret was a member of East Gardendale Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, tending to her flowers, feeding the birds and watching butterflies. She loved her family dearly and cherished all the time she spent with them.

Margaret is survived by; daughter Teresa Latham; daughter Gwen King (Tommy); and daughter Sheila Winnett; sister Mary Ann McGraw (Charles), sister Lillie Mae Crane, sister Peggy Stelman (Bobby) and sister Sue Norman (Jack); grandson Doug Scott (Leslie), granddaughter Nikki King, granddaughter Allison Howard (Chris), great grandson Ashton King, great granddaughter Mahala Scott, great granddaughter Kiley Howard, great granddaughter Audrey Howard and great grandson Lane Howard.

Margaret was preceded in death by her spouse Joseph B. Hays; father Bill Adams and mother Annie Adams; brother Charles Adams and brother Bob Adams.

A celebration of life visitation for Margaret will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Ridout's Gardendale Chapel, 2029 Decatur Hwy, Gardendale, AL 35071. A graveside service will occur Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11:15 AM at Oakwood Memorial Gardens, 2100 Moncrief Road, Gardendale, AL. A burial will occur at Oakwood Memorial Gardens, 2100 Moncrief Road, Gardendale, Alabama 35071.

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  • Joseph B. Hays, Spouse
  • Bill Adams, Father
  • Annie Adams, Mother
  • Teresa Latham, Daughter
  • Gwen King (Tommy), Daughter
  • Sheila Winnett, Daughter
  • Charles Adams, Brother
  • Bob Adams, Brother
  • Mary Ann McGraw (Charles), Sister
  • Lillie Mae Crane, Sister
  • Peggy Stelman (Bobby), Sister
  • Sue Norman (Jack), Sister
  • Doug Scott (Leslie), Grandson
  • Nikki King, Granddaughter
  • Allison Howard (Chris), Granddaughter
  • Ashton King, Great Grandson
  • Mahala Scott, Great Granddaughter
  • Kiley Howard, Great Granddaughter
  • Audrey Howard, Great Granddaughter
  • Lane Howard, Great Grandson


  • Celebration of Life Visitation Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, April 13, 2019

Margaret A. Hays

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Margaret Howard

April 11, 2019

From her caregiver: I will always remember Miss Margaret's generosity to me: She made sure I fixed enough food for myself at mealtime and took an interest in my life. Miss Margaret doted on her beautiful plants and we spent happy moments chatting about them. Most of all, I will remember Miss Margaret's great love for her daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Just mentioning the children's names would make her beam with delight. I got to hear about many funny moments with them. She also bragged on "her girls" a lot & was so proud of her family. It was a privilege to take care of her. Margaret Howard, Synergy Home Care of Birmingham